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Seminar Series

We are very pleased to announce the continuation of the STS Departmental Seminar Series.

Event details will be posted prior to the event here and through the Grad New STS York mailing list. If you do not have access to either of these please contact the Seminar Series Coordinator (Hélène Mialet at 

The Research Seminar Series in Science, Technology and Society features seminars on a wide range of STS-related topics. Sponsored by the Department of Science, Technology and Society and coordinated by our members, the series is now in its 28th Year and it has hosted over 500 speakers from Canada and around the world. 

The series is open to the public, and STS majors are especially encouraged to attend. 

Please circulate this to interested colleagues, and look forward to seeing you there.  

Upcoming Events

Winter 2023 Schedule*

The seminar will be held on Tuesdays from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm and will be in person BC 203 (Bethune College). Lunch will be provided. Please come! It is a unique opportunity to reconnect, meet and talk. 

Tuesday January 24th, 2023
12:00pm to 1:30pm
203 Norman Bethune CollegeRe-presenting population science data in the context of shifting demographic dynamics, climate change and conspiratorial epistemologies.
Rajani Bathi (Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies, University at Albany, State University of New York) & Anne Hendrixson (Senior Policy Analyst for Challenging Population Control, a program of Collective Power for Reproductive Justice, a US non-profit)
Tuesday February 14th, 2023
12:00pm to 1:30pm
203 Norman Bethune CollegeSelf<->Science<->Society: Processes of Psychological Translation and the Study of Social Identity
Donald Vincent Brown (Psychology, York University)
Tuesday February 28th, 2023
12:00 to 1:30pm
203 Norman Bethune College Disrupting Pharmaceutical Research (in Canada): Moving Towards Societal Needs and Thinking Beyond the Market
Conor Douglas (Professor in STS, York University)
Tuesday March 7th, 2023
12:00pm to 1:30pm
203 Norman Bethune CollegeThe Rhetorical Gamification of Health Platforms
Michelle Charette (PhD Candidate, STS Graduate Program, York University)
Tuesday March 21st, 2023
12:00 to 1:30pm
203 Norman Bethune CollegeThe Constitution of Algorithms: What Can 'lab studies" Say About Algorithmic Life?
Florian Jaton (Senior Researcher and Lecturer at the STS Lab at the University of Lausanne)

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